Unit 5 Vocabulary (CE.7 and 8)
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The Virginia Constitution
The government of the State of Virginia is established by...
A legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
Virginia has a bicameral legislature called the
The other name for the state of Virginia
The Virginia Executive Branch is headed by the
Acts as the second in command in the Virginia Executive Branch
Top chief legal advisor to the Governor in the state:
Virginia Supreme Court
The highest court in the Commonwealth
Virginia Circuit Courts
State courts that have originial jurisdiction in felony cases and appellate jurisidiction for cases appealed
Virginia District Courts
State courts that have original jurisdiction in misdemeanor cases
Because the U.S. Constitution gives power to both the national and state levels of government, is is based on this concept:
States that federal law is supreme over state law
Powers not given to federal government go to people and States
Powers that belong only to the states:
Powers that are shared by both levels:
Powers that ARE stated in the U.S. Constitution and belong to the national level (Congress):
Powers that ARE NOT listed in the U.S. Constitution but are required to carry out expressed powers
Powers no level of government can use.
Board of Supervisors
the legislative branch at the county level of government
Elected or appointed officials who determine educational policies for school systems.
City or town councils
the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.
The chief law enforcement officer of local government; elected by the people.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Elected by the voters; keeps the records of the circuit court.
Commissioner of Revenue
Property assessing officer of the local government; elected by the people.
Keeps the financial records of the local government; elected by the people.
City powers are listed in these which gives permission to exist:
the elected head (or executive) of a city, town, or other municipality
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